Sunday, December 16, 2012

Flower Bucket

Every once in a while I get the urge to work on a charcoal so I popped out this piece.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Revised Web Site

My old web site was a pain to add new images so I revamped it. Go check it out. Click here

Monday, December 10, 2012

RCB #4 Final

I really struggled with this one. I got to a point where I disliked it so much that I was going to toss it. But never say die is my motto and I kept at it. Now I am happy with it. This is 13" x 13" on cold pressed watercolor paper.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

And now with color

I added the first layer of color. I was pretty happy with it as is and even contemplated calling it done. But then on a second look I thought, no, much more to do.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

RCB #4 inking

Here is the start of the last RCB series. Just ink at this point drawn with the ink bottle cap eye dropper.

Friday, November 23, 2012

RCB #3 - Finished

13" x 13" on watercolor paper.

Monday, November 19, 2012

RCB #3 - The Start

Back to my old tricks. Heavy with the ink. This was drawn from the eye dropper in the ink jar top. While the ink was wet I roller a bottle top through it,a tooth brush a wet brush and sprayed some water. A whole smorgasbord of techniques to make this mess.

Friday, November 16, 2012

RCB #2 - the end

I called it quits before I over worked this one. I only used watercolors which is rare for me. 13" x 13" on watercolor paper. I mostly used a sponge in painting this. A little brush work towards the end.

Monday, November 12, 2012

RCB 2 - The Beginning

Well hurricane sandy took me out of action for a while. We lost power for a week. A large tree fell next to our house and crushed our fence. But we are lucky that was all the damage.

I started the next piece in the RCB series. So far I am only using a sponge to paint. I want to add more detail to the face so I will probably kick over to a brush for that.

Monday, October 29, 2012


Well, it took a little longer than I hoped it would, but it is all done now. I was starting to enter the world of overworking but was able to stop myself. This is 15" x 20" on watercolor paper. Watercolors, ink and acrylics were used.

Friday, October 12, 2012

A little more

Got some more work done tonight. Though I am happy with it so far, it is a little boring.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Hey, I'm back

After along hiatus I am back in action. All the flames of War minis are done and put away and I got the paints back out.

I am starting with a series of 4 chicken birds. This one started with a pencil sketch, then I took a razor and scratched the surface. I did the fist layer of paints and decided I like the razor scratches and want to add more once this dries.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Flames of War Shermans - All Done

I finally finished off my Sherman Company. Added some weathering and a wash of agrax earthshade.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Sherman Update

I have been working hard and am getting close to the finishing line. I still need to add decals and a devlan mud wash.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A plethora of tanks

All 30 tanks are done and now painted matte black. I went to the hobby shop with my son and played three games. Shermans (me) against T-34s (Vince) I lost all three games. I need to work on my strategy.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bodies done

I finished the Sherman bodies tonight. I am pretty happy with the way they turned out. Now I have to finish up the turrets.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Flames of War

I have not been painting. My son and I took up a new hobby, Flames of War. It is a world War 2 miniatures game.  I bought 15 Shermans and it isa ton of work to put them together. Then comes the fun part of painting them. Busy, busy, busy.

Sunday, February 05, 2012


I know I have been inactive lately. I just have not been finding the time to be creative. I did steal away today for a couple of minutes and did this quick charcoal.